Directing and supervising the Quality Assurance department in the implementation of policies, specifications, procedures or practice pertaining to the assurance of product quality. Due to the nature of our business, duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Assist production/processing departments in maintaining/improving product quality and insure that the departments adhere to product specifications and manufacturing and quality related SOPs.
Assist with the disposition of product or supplies that are out of specification
Audit compliance to product quality related portions of manufacturing, warehousing, sanitation policies and procedures.
Responsible for monitoring, record keeping, and taking appropriate action for specified Food Safety Plan, Food Quality Plan and prerequisite program requirements
Responsible to report food safety and quality issues to management
Develop and supervise activities of the QA Department
Training, development, and direction to lab technicians
Product Analysis procedures
Ensure that product analysis reports are accurately completed in a timely manner as well as the functionality of equipment used to complete the analysis.
Participate in hiring, counseling/disciplining and reviewing employee performance as part of the management staff
Product Cuttings and Plant Visits
Assist in the coordination of product cuttings/presentations to customers
Actively participate in plant tours and audits
This position is a backup for a QA Technician
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
4 year degree preferred in either the following or a related technical discipline: Food Science, Food Processing
Certifications not required, however, certifications in the following areas are valuable: Food Sanitation, HAACP, Better Food Processing
2 years' experience - Management/Leadership in Food Processing, Quality Assurance or Sanitation environment
Computer knowledge required
Trouble-shooting capabilities for lab equipment preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
Confident - able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment
Good interpersonal skills
On the job training regarding HACCP Training by HACCP Coordinator
Direct: 5 - 8 lab technicians during Co-Pack season, 12 - 16 lab technicians during Fresh Pack season
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
* Sitting- to complete a task at lower levels
* Standing- to complete most all tasks
* Climbing- to get to parts department, when using ladder, on equipment
* Reaching- to perform activities, to get tools out of toolbox
* Kneeling- to perform work activities at low levels
* Crawling- to perform work activities under equipment
* Bending/stooping- to pick up tools or parts, to perform work tasks at lower levels or inside a machine
* Twisting- to perform work activities
* Pinch- to use tools, to manipulate wires
* Grasping/handling- using tools, manipulating parts
Available to work a flexible work schedule
Must be able to walk or stand on concrete floors, and climb ladders without difficulty or pain
Must wear appropriate safety and GMP gear in designated areas of the plant
Able to ambulate hands and fingers to operate necessary equipment with equipment and machinery for the position, telephone, computer, radio, etc.
Ethics/ Integrity/ Trust
Attitude and Commitment
* Responsible for monitoring, record keeping and taking appropriate actions for specific Food Safety Plan and Food Quality Plan and pre requisite program requirements.
* Responsible to report food safety and quality issues to management.
BehaviorsDedicated - Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Team Player - Works well as a member of a group Detail Oriented - Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well MotivationsSelf-Starter - Inspired to perform without outside help Growth Opportunities - Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility EducationBachelors of AG Systems Management (preferred) Bachelors of Food Science (preferred) Bachelors of Food Processing Engineer (preferred) Experience2 - 4 years: Quality Assurance or Sanitation Management Experience (required)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)